How Layering Works

As winter is basically around the corner, I thought it is time I gave you an input on layering. The essential thing we all default to when weather hits it cold. So, generally you would wear somewhere around three or four superposed garments, in the upper part, at a time. It may seem much, but it's just the minimum required.

The first layer should be made out of silk (a natural material which allows the skin to breathe properly) or other light fabric. Silk is obviously not used on a larger scale by everyone of us. Let's face it, we don't wear silk blouses under sweaters all day-all winter, right?

After this first layer generally come one or two more, depending on the thickness of each one. In most cases, the next layer will be made out of wool, cotton, or any other isolating material. These keep the warm air close to the body, yet allowing the perspiration/ cold and wet air move towards the exterior. Temperature fluctuations require some time until the body manages to adjust.

The last and exterior layer would consist of waterproof outwear such as jackets and coats. A material permeable by air, but impermeable to water. Sure, this is the ideal situation, but I ask you, can you resist a nice, cozy and warm wool trench? Just think about the print variety and the endless models available out there. But the fact is that unfortunately these are not so good when it comes to protecting the body against moisture or a cold breeze of air. However you decide to layer, don't forget about gloves, hats and kilometre-long knitted scarves.
photo: tfs
Sweet treats,

1 comment:

  1. The silk layer as a base layer is a great idea as it's a surprisingly cosy fabric...


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